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“Terrific shrimp and grits”

Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar
Ranked #23 of 133 Restaurants in Clemson
Price range: US$6 - US$26
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: A truly unique casual dining experience, boasting South Carolina Low Country and Cajun Cuisines. Great BBQ and Seafood options. Belly up to the Oyster Bar and get some fresh Raw or CharGrilled Oysters shucked to order with several flavor options...VooDoo, Dragos, and Redneck Rock-a-fellers...Sure to please oyster lovers and newbie oyster eaters! Homemade southern side dishes, cornbread and desserts. Must try the Skookie, a fresh chocolate chip cookie baked on a skillet while you dine topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Weekend Specials include Ribeye steaks, Ribs, Shrimp 5 Ways, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Smoked Meat Sampler to name a few. Try our New Orleans Bottomless Brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30-2:00 featuring Bottomless Mimosas at our Clemson location ONLY!
Reviewed 8 December 2016

the shrimp was very fresh, and there were enough grits for 2 more meals! The fried pickles (sliced) were very good, and the oysters were also fresh and well rinsed.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Went with a large group of 10 people, college kids ready for graduation.. They have great appetizers to share including Cajun Brochettes, Mac n Cheese Balls, Oysters grilled or fried, and peel and eat shrimp.. order pitchers of beer and you have the makings of a fun, happy feast. The combo platters and smoked meats are excellent. This New Orleans style restaurant is a loud, fun place. The staff does a good job keeping things going. There may be a wait, but the bar is an excellent way to pass the time. Plus it is located right across from Clemson's campus and the start of downtown.

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Yes getting your food can be a little slow but PSOB has a relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff. The food is fantastic especially the smoked sampler, shrimp and grits and all their weekend brunch foods . My favorite was the Southern eggs Benedict, they were not what you expected but the flavor profile is perfect! The kids love coloring on the butcher top table and watching their South Carolina picture show.

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to give this place a try during family weekend. Our waitress wanted nothing to do with us. We had to ask another waitress for water and our appetizer. We got the app and no one visited our table for 20 minutes. 4 tables who got seated after us had thier food 20 mins. Prior to us. We are not that hard to please, a sorry goes along way, but we did not receive one apology. Now for the food. Shrimp was the best of 4 dinners, the salad with pork had seasoning salt sprinkles all over it, the stew was OK but we never received the cornbread. Needless to say we will not give this place a second chance. Food definitely not worth the disappointment. Too bad could of had customers for the next 4 years

Thank amy55
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Teri O, Director of Sales at Palmetto's Smokehouse & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

You will see us improve. We served almost 1,000 people outside of the restaurant on a few rather large catering events the same weekend you were there. It was also game day weekend therefore It had us a bit short staffed. I heard Outback Steakhouse had the same problems as us. Thanks for the compliment on the shrimp dinner. That is one of our specialties.

Hopefully, you will give us another shot. We feel we have the BEST food in downtown Clemson!

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a nice little place in the middle of Clemson, right down the street from the stadium. I had the the ribs, which I was told just came out of the smoker. They were fantastic. My friend had the bbq chicken which also looked good. Fun place with a friendly staff. Only a few beers on draft, not much of a selection but okay choices. It's not easy to find a place to park but it's definitly worth checking out. I will be going back.

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